College of Education Self-Care

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SUN Program

Welcome to our College of Education Self-care Initiative, informally called Self-care for U at Northridge, the SUN Program.

It is so wonderful that you are considering self-care as an important way to care for yourself and keep balance and health in your life. Self-care means taking responsibility for yourself to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle at work and in your personal world through individually determined, proactive activities. You are at your best when you attend to yourself in equal measure to others in day-to-day living! 

Self-Care News

Self-care and The Year of the Rabbit

January 23, 2023

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This week, we enter a new Lunar Year, the Year of the Rabbit, a symbol that focuses on rest, reflection, and compassion, according to Jonathan H. X. Lee, an Asian and Asian American studies professor at San Francisco State University. Dr. Lee stated in an interview with NBC news that “The rabbit is a very strong symbol for peace…” and added that “to make the most of the year, people should also behave in accordance with this tranquil energy.“ Read more

Self-care and Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16, 2023

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This week we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and embrace his message of racial and social justice. “For many, this holiday is spent as a day of reflection and service, honoring King’s anti-racist, non-violent work in a time of an unprecedented social reckoning and increased violence across the nation,” as stated at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Healthy Minds Innovations (HMI) Center website. The vision of this center rings true for all. That is, “to reflect the truly diverse nature of the world in a space that has often discounted the contributions and different perspectives of the BIPOC community. Well-Being is needed for all – and our vision of a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world goes hand in hand with anti-racist work.” Read more

Self-care and new year resolutions vs. intentions

January 9, 2023

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As we say good bye to the holidays, many of us are thinking about new year resolutions for 2023. But here is a different way to think about what we wish for in the new year…intentions rather than resolutions. “I am making intentions instead, but more than that, I’m setting them in a framework that will give them wings,” states Dorothy Chin in a Psychology Today blog. Read more

Self-care on the holidays

December 19, 2022


As we come to the end of another complicated and challenging year, we can be proud of our resiliency and ability to thrive. We are a college of committed and talented faculty, staff, students, and community partners who have joined together to achieve outstanding success even in the face of adversity! Read more


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